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Re: Painting wood with emulsion
Reply #7 - Apr 25th, 2013, 11:58am
 
Grin And my painter & decorator son-in-law avoids Dulux like the plague!

And I've had some funny experiences with F&B despite following the instructions on the tin.

Ho hum. Funny old world.  Wink

And second Wolfie's recommendation of Brewers. Good company.

Painting the edge of MDF has to be done in stages if you want a reasonably smooth finish. Primer - sand - primer - wire wool - undercoat - wire wool - top coat - wire wool - top coat.
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Re: Painting wood with emulsion
Reply #6 - Apr 24th, 2013, 11:30am
 
I've used Dulux Satinwood both oil and water based and it has been OK and has not yellowed. However the paint companies are constantly re-formulating their paints to comply with VOC regulations and so past performance is no guarantee of future success but that is the one I would go for.

I avoid Crown paint.
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Re: Painting wood with emulsion
Reply #5 - Apr 24th, 2013, 9:04am
 
Thanks for the suggestions.

Satinwood does seem the best choice because of the low sheen finish. I was told to avoid white voc paints because of the yellowing effect.

I was also told to avoid the quick drying one coat satinwood paints, because of the poor finish.

This is all getting confusing now  Undecided

So the next question is there a white voc satinwood paint that is not prone to yellowing?
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Re: Painting wood with emulsion
Reply #4 - Apr 24th, 2013, 7:29am
 
For my last few jobs I've use Farrow and Ball estate eggshell and have been very happy with the finish. I've not tried it in white though, I try to avoid pure white as much as possible.
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Re: Painting wood with emulsion
Reply #3 - Apr 23rd, 2013, 10:26pm
 
If you do not want a glossy look, why not try a Satin wood ,(semi sheen)  by Dulux, you can get it in VOC content, rather than water based gloss (which frankly does not work!!)

or a true eggshell (again by Dulux.. and again can be bought in VOC flavour)

a proper Decorating supplier is best i.e: Brewers...
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Re: Painting wood with emulsion
Reply #2 - Apr 23rd, 2013, 7:05pm
 
Thanks for the information.

Too play it safe, I will use the eggshell paint, please could you recommend a good brand that covers well and doesn't yellow?

I tried a Dulux waterbased white gloss a few months ago and it was awful. Cry
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Re: Painting wood with emulsion
Reply #1 - Apr 21st, 2013, 11:13am
 
You can, but the paint is relatively soft and thick and will mark easily, you need to prime if you want a get a completely opaque finish but if you wanted to have a more shabby chic look you could leave off the primer and just paint onto bare wood. I've never tried it with MDF though which may look terrible without primer so I would try a test piece first.

To make this more durable you could give it a coat of decorators varnish but you are still not going to get as good a finish as you would if you used an eggshell paint in the first place.

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Painting wood with emulsion
Apr 21st, 2013, 9:11am
 
Just finished making an airing cupboard in the bathroom, it's a wooden frame with MDF panel and wooden louvre doors.

My wife said that she would like it painted with emulsion (silk matt) would this be ok? and if so should I prime the bare wood before using the emulsion?
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